Full Name
Durrell Fox
Job Title
CHW Consultant
Organization Name
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Durrell J. Fox is a Community Health Worker (CHW) with over 30 years of experience providing community/street outreach, direct services, case management support and advocacy for HIV+ adolescents/young adults, their families and communities. He joined JSI Research and Training in 2015 where he is a CHW Consultant working on CHW and youth gun violence prevention projects across several states. He is serving as a Co-PI for the CDC 2110 funded Washington State Evaluation Project (WSEP) National Evaluation Center. He is a proud member of the CHW workforce continuing to serve in a volunteer CHW role for several communities and for the national CHW workforce community.
Since 1991 Durrell has been involved in local, state, regional and national CHW workforce development efforts including serving as one of the founding members of the CHW Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Association of CHWs, the Massachusetts Association of CHWs, the New England CHW Coalition, and the Advisory Workgroup for the Massachusetts CHW Board of Certification. He also serves on the American Diabetes Association National Health Disparities Council and the MHP Salud Board of Directors. He moved to Georgia in 2018 and became an active member in the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, the GA CHW Advocacy Coalition and GA Alliance for Health Literacy. He is now assisting in the development of the CHW led, statewide GA CHW Network.
He serves as a member of the National CHW Core Consensus (C3) Project Team and as a founding board of directors member for the National Association of CHWs. Durrell has served as adjunct faculty for the Holyoke Community College Foundations of Health CHW certificate program, the Center For Health Impact Outreach Worker Training Institute CHW Core Training Program and for UMASS Amherst’s New England Public Health Training Center CHW Core Training Course.
Durrell is involved in many community-based initiatives related to HIV/AIDS, CHWs, adolescents/young adults and health equity. In 2011, he was appointed to the US Office of Minority Health Region I Health Equity Council (New England RHEC) where he served as a member and co-chair of the CHW committee through 2018. He has served in many roles within APHA including as a member of the APHA Executive Board (2009-2015). Durrell is currently a member of the APHA Nominating Committee, and a leadership member of the APHA CHW and HIV/AIDS sections.
Durrell Fox